Full Tilt Poker's Phil Ivey Makes History

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Full Tilt Poker champion makes history by making the final table at four major events in a row.

Team Full Tilt's Phil Ivey is on a winning streak and making history, landing at the final tables of four major televised poker events in a row, with buy-ins ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Over the past two months, Phil Ivey has been giving competitors a run for their money, winning close to $800,000.

Phil Ivey started his unprecedented winning streak with a $10,000 buy-in at the World Series of Poker Circuit Tournament Event at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on March 22nd. Finishing in 8th place, Phil took home $63,270. The tournament will air on ESPN this summer. On April 1st at the 2005 World Poker Challenge at the Reno Hilton, which will air on the Travel Channel, Phil finished 3rd, with a $5,000 buy-in, winning $163,908. Building on his success, on April 24th Phil entered the 2005 Third Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas with a $25,000 buy-in, finishing 6th and taking home $264,195. Topping off his historic winning streak, he went on to finish 2nd at 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit in Lake Tahoe on May 11th with a $10,000 buy-in. This was the longest final table in WSOPC history. Coming in second, Phil took home $299,360. The tournament will air on ESPN.

"Phil Ivey continues to demonstrate that he is the best all around poker player in the game today," said Howard Lederer, a fellow member of Team Full Tilt. Ivey, one of the most respected poker players in the world, is a member of Team Full Tilt, the world-renowned poker champions behind online poker site http://www.fulltiltpoker.com. On http://www.fulltiltpoker.com, players can sharpen their skills with the Team Full Tilt pros, who collectively own 23 World Series of Poker bracelets. These champions include: Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman and others.

About Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker™ software was developed by TiltWare LLC, a software development and licensing company based in Los Angeles, California and licensed to Kolyma Corporation, A.V.V. which is regulated and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada. "Team Full Tilt," is a select group of the world's finest professional poker players, including Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon (Co-host, Celebrity Poker Showdown,) Clonie Gowen, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman and others. With innovative graphics, superior customer service and a safe, secure interface, the software is geared to enhance and personalize the online poker experience. Users of all skill levels can download the software at http://www.fulltiltpoker.com and can play for fun or for real money where online games of skill are permitted by law.

For more information please contact:

Michele Clayborne

EMC-PR (of behalf of Full Tilt Poker)



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